Earlier this week, news surfaced that former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor had been handed a six-month driving ban. This ban is due to the former champ’s excessive speeding near his home city of Dublin. He was also fined 1,000 euro ($1136.62) for the incident.
According to a report from the BBC, Conor McGregor “admitted to driving his Range Rover at 154kph (96mph) in a 100kph (62mph) zone near Kill, County Kildare, in October 2017.” This latest infraction follows a significant 12 other traffic violations that reportedly date back to his teenage years.
While this driving ban is sure to be a significant inconvenience for the Irish MMA star, he doesn’t seem to be taking it too seriously. In fact, he’s already found a ‘new driver’ — though we’re guessing it won’t be long before he’s pulled over. He looks a bit young and it’s doubtful he has is license yet.
See Conor McGregor’s new driver behind the wheel in the heartwarming video below (h/t TMZ).
Conor McGregor last fought in the main event of UFC 229 in early October, when he was submitted by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Following this bout, Nurmagomedov vaulted over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. McGregor then got physical with two of Nurmagomedov’s training partners, exchanging blows with them inside the cage. McGregor, Nurmagomedov and their compatriots are now awaiting punishments from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The group will be disciplined at a hearing on December 10 in Las Vegas, at which point they are expected to be fined and suspended.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 11/29/2018.